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Los Angeles-based BuildOps, subcontracting software for real estate, raises $5.8 million
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Software development companies tackling services for niche industries, like commercial real estate subcontracting, continue to find Los Angeles to be fertile ground for development. The latest company to raise funding from a clutch of investors is BuildOps, which raised $5.8 million in seed financing from some big names in the Los Angeles tech ecosystem. Led […]

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Forget poisoned candy and razor blades. Here’s the real Halloween horror
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Enlarge / Dun-dun-duun. (credit: Getty | Los Angeles Times) You’ve likely heard the spooky stories: adorable, sugar-crazed kids gleefully toddle from door to door in their homemade costumes and festive masks—only to be handed razor-blade-stuffed apples or cyanide-laced pixie sticks by wicked, faceless strangers. As such, many a trick-or-treater has hauled their cloying bounties home […]

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Yankees, White Sox will play a real game on the Field of Dreams in 2020     – CNET
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If you build it, Major League Baseball will come. Eventually.

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Trump blasts Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, says US has only 'one real currency'     – CNET
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The US president doesn’t believe in Facebook’s new cryptocurrency.

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'U.S. Navy Says UFOs Are Real, UFO Hunters Are Thrilled'
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dryriver writes: Vice/Motherboard writes that since the U.S. Navy admitted that its pilots encounter unidentified flying objects all the time, and mainstream news outlets like the New York Times have devoted coverage to Navy Pilots’ UFO encounter stories, old UFO hunters around the world feel vindicated, and many new younger people are taking an interest […]

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Reminiz automatically indexes and tags videos in real time
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Meet French startup Reminiz, a computer vision company that can index any type of video — it’s a sort of Googlebot, but for video content. Reminiz can add tags of people, logos or emotions on live streams and on-demand videos. “The web is designed so that you can search for text — not video. We are […]

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Many Google Duplex calls are from real people instead of AI
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Google's Duplex reservations might be more widely available, but that doesn't mean the AI is ready to handle every call. The company has confirmed to the New York Times that about 25 percent of the Assistant-based calls start with a human in a call…

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Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2 recap: The battle is nigh, the thirst is real     – CNET
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In “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” the war against the dead is upon us, so how are we going to spend this long, lonely night? Cue sexy music.

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Google's YouTube tackles hate speech in real time during congressional hearing on hate     – CNET
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The Google-owned video service had to shutdown the comment section on the stream.

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